Chaplain's Tid Bit

Life to the Fullest

 

The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 6:23

 

An author wrote an op-ed in The New York Times entitled, “Would You Want to Live Forever?” She said, “Our time here is but a blip, and when we leave, the great world continues to spin. As such, the appreciation of our own lives has much to do with the ever-increasing awareness of its relative brevity. It is this—an awareness and acceptance of our own mortality—that makes us human. And it is the impetus, I’d argue, for living our lives to the fullest.”

 

 

20 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. 22 But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord

Romans 6:20-23 (nkjv)

 

An author wrote an op-ed in The New York Times entitled, “Would You Want to Live Forever?” She said, “Our time here is but a blip, and when we leave, the great world continues to spin. As such, the appreciation of our own lives has much to do with the ever-increasing awareness of its relative brevity. It is this—an awareness and acceptance of our own mortality—that makes us human. And it is the impetus, I’d argue, for living our lives to the fullest."

 

This is the viewpoint of secularism. We aren’t here long, and there is nothing beyond the grave. So, accept it and live it up while you can.

 

Nothing could be further from the Gospel truth. According to Scripture, eternal life begins the moment a person enters a relationship with the everlasting God through Christ. The Bible says, “The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Notice the tense of the verb—is. The Bible doesn’t say, “The gift of God will be…” but “…is eternal life.”

We live life to the fullest, not because we are dying, but because we are truly living in Jesus.

 

"Eternal life does not begin with death; it begins with faith."
Samuel Shoemaker

Erin Galster

Chaplin

Motorcycle Riders Foundation

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Are you afraid of the dark?!

With road fatalities increasing by 10.5% from 2020 to 2021, safety advocates are looking for causes. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has begun a nighttime test of vehicles that use automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems to address the high percentage of pedestrian crashes that occur on dark roads.

“As we expected, most of these pedestrian AEB systems don’t work very well in the dark,” says IIHS President David Harkey. You heard that right, out of the 23 brands of mid-sized cars and trucks, only 4 scored the highest rating of “superior” by the IIHS. When the same testing was done in daylight, 19 of the 23 vehicles received the highest score.

While pedestrians are the focus of this study, motorcyclists are rightly concerned. All too often, motorists assume the technology in their cars is perfect and rely too heavily on it. This study shows that this new technology is far from flawless!

Motorcyclists are operating at higher rates of speed, with a different profile, and in closer proximity to other vehicles than pedestrians or other roadway users. If a car, with this new technology, can’t see a pedestrian walking across the street at night directly in front of them, can it see a biker in the lane next to them?

This is one of the many topics we will discuss at the MRF’s upcoming Meeting of the Minds in Des Moines, Iowa, September 21-25. To learn more about the MRF and the Meeting of the Minds click here.

To read about the IIHS study and see which vehicles were not up to the IIHS standards, click here.

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20th District Legislators

Rep Peter Abbarno (R) 

411 John L. O'Brien Building

PO Box 40600

Olympia, WA 98504

Peter.Abbarno@leg.wa.gov

360-786-7896

Rep Ed Orcutt (R)

408 John L. O'Brien Building

PO Box 40600

Olympia, WA 98504

Ed.Orcutt@leg.wa.gov

360-786-7990

Sen John Braun (R)

303 John A. Cherberg Building

PO Box 40420

Olympia, WA 98504

John.Braun@leg.wa.gov

360-786-7638

Link to State Legislature Home page

leg.wa.gov

U.S. Senators   Sen. Patty Murray (D)      Sen. Maria Cantwell (D)

3rd Congressional District   Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler (R)

Motorcycle Safety & Education

  Lewis County A.B.A.T.E

Motorcycle Safety and Education Program

   It is a pleasure to help new drivers to be aware of motorcycles on our roadways. I have been teaching Motorcycle Safety and Awareness in Lewis, Thurston, and Mason Counties for the past 3 years. I found it to be very rewarding and a great benefit to our community to spread the word of Motorcycle safety. In my opinion, Motorcycle safety cannot be taught enough in our high schools and driving schools and to all drivers, no matter what kind of vehicle or motorcycle they drive. I hope to keep teaching new drivers whenever and wherever I can. “REMEMBER” always look before you act.  It may Save A Life of a Brother, Sister or maybe one of your own family. HEY, were out there!! This message came from a motorcycle rider near you!    

 

Thank you,

Lewis County Chapter Motorcycle Safety

and Education Chairpersons, 

Loren "Low" Ackerman  

2022 Motorcycle Knowledge Testing Schedule for Lewis County

 Contact Puget Sound Safety for information on testing and safety courses.

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